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We asked Montana’s lawyers what they wanted to hear and who they wanted to hear it from, and this schedule is the result. New Federal Rules and Trends; Candid Insights about the Montana Supreme Court; Discovery, Abuse and Sanctions; Expert Reports in State Courts (it’s not hide and seek); What to do when the Court won’t issue an order; How to deal with your frustrations with a court & other hot topics.

5/13/2016
When: Friday, May 13, 2016
7:30a - 5:00p
Where: Missoula DoubleTree Hotel
100 Madison
Missoula, Montana  59802
United States
Contact: Meagan Caprara
(406) 447-2206


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Bench Bar Conference- Approved for 7.5 (including 2.0 Ethics) Montana CLE Credits

 

Schedule

a.m.

7:30

Registration (Continental Breakfast included)

7:50

Welcoming Remarks

8:00-9:30

Civil and Criminal Law Hot Topics

Hon. John Brown & Hon. Dirk Sandefur

9:30-9:45

Break

9:45-11:15

Federal Rule Changes on Discovery and Proportionality, and Recent Trends in Filing

Chief Judge Christensen & U.S. Magistrate Lynch

11:15-12:00

Judicial Re-districting: It’s Part of a Larger Puzzle

Hon. Ray Dayton and Hon. Greg Todd

12:00 Lunch provided

p.m.

1:00-2:30

Supreme Court Inner Workings, Special Orders and Rule Changes, Including, Rules of Professional Conduct

Hon. Mike Wheat

2:30-2:45

Break

2:45-4:00

Civility and Rule 11 Sanctions:

How Retired Judges Dealt with it

Hon. Jeff Sherlock & Hon. Ed McLean


How Newer Judges Plan to Deal with it

Hon. Jim Manley, Hon. Amy Eddy, Hon. Brenda Gilbert, & Hon. Rod Souza

4:00-5:00

Insights Straight from the Judges Conference

Hon. Kim Christopher, Hon. Jim Manley, Hon. Brenda Gilbert & others

 

Who are the speakers?

Faculty:

·Hon. John Brown, Bozeman

·Hon. Dana Christensen, Missoula

·Hon. Kim Christopher, Polson

·Hon. Ray Dayton, Anaconda

·Hon. Amy Eddy, Kalispell

·Hon. Brenda Gilbert, Livingston

·U.S. Magistrate Jeramiah Lynch, Missoula

·Hon. Jim Manley, Polson

·Hon. Ed McLean, Missoula

·Hon. Dirk Sandefur, Great Falls

·Hon. Jeff Sherlock, Helena

·Hon. Rod Souza, Billings

·Hon. Greg Todd, Billings

·Hon. Mike Wheat, Helena

Moderators:

·Eric Nord, Esq. Crist, Krogh, Butler & Nord, PLLC

·Judicial Relations Committee

Where is it located?

The seminar is at the DoubleTree Edgewater, 100 Madison Street, Missoula, MT 59802.  A very limited number of rooms have been blocked; please make your RESERVATIONS BEFORE April 13, 2016 to get the discount price of $104 + tax. You may call the hotel at 1-406-728-3100 and reference State Bar of Montana.  An additional room block has been established at the Comfort Inn University.  Please call 1-406-549-7600 to get the discounted price of $119 + tax. This rate is based upon the availability of the hotel at time of booking.

Registration and Pricing

PRICE A         for attorneys practicing five years or more and all

                          other non-attorney registrants.

PRICE B          for attorneys practicing under five years and

                          members of the State Bar Paralegal Section.

 

                                         Price A              Price B

Paid before April 13:             $275                 $250

Paid after April 13:               $300                 $275

Full-Time Law Clerks for less than five years—50% of Price A

Use Promo Code: LAWCLERK2016

Full-Time Judges—No Charge

Use Promo Code: JUDGE2016

REFUND POLICY: Refunds are 75% if cancellation is 7 days or more before the seminar. Refunds are 50% if cancellation is less than 7 days. No refunds for cancellations on or after the date of the seminar. Cancellations or substitutions may be made in writing or by calling 406-447-2206.